Thursday, January 22, 2009

Vacation Is Over (Not that I was on vacation ...)

January the first, came and went for me with nary a thought about diet or exercise. And I have to tell you, that was nice not fretting about health changes for the new year.

Since January 1997, I have been a yo-yo dieter. Every year, around December 30th, I would start thinking about meal plans and exercise schedules, promising myself "this is the year . . ."

January 2009 came around, and the only thing on my mind was my divorce date on the 6th.

I was so giddy that January day, driving the four hour commute home, after being in court all day long. I stopped at McD's to go to the ladies room (it was a four hour drive!). And since I was already there, I thought I had better have me some supper. Instead of ordering a small plain hamburger, I celebrated with a Big Mac.

Being giddy also gave me an awful sweet tooth. I have been very giddy for 16 straight days.

Prior to the giddiness, I was maintaining around 170 to 173 pounds. And I did have a very joyful Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Thirty-five days of joyfulness followed by 16 days of giddiness begets a fat ass.

Alas, time to start thinking about those meal plans and exercise schedules . . .


Helen said...

That giddiness gets me every time... ;-) I've gotta figure out how to feel like I'm really celebrating without calories...hmmmm... ;-)

The Better Idiot said...

on the plus side, however much you've gained can be weighted against the 200bs or so you lost on the 6th :).

I have had a problem getting going this year too.

sharla said...

Mmmm Big Mac! Hey, atleast you only had 1. Here they are on sale for a 2fer.

So glad your back!

Hanlie said...

Yup, I think it's time to get down to business! Let's get you back to fabulous!

Patience said...

Don't worry about a little BigMac! Just brush it off and get moving!

You might be surprised how much regaining your life will change your health for the better!

Good luck!!

Jill said...

Yesterday for lunch I had a cheeseburger and onion rings.

Last night I had chocolate cake.

This morning I had two donuts in the breakroom.

Damn, I hate it when that happens...but just think of all the calories we are going to burn while we are Shredding!!! We will both be uber-fabulous by this summer, I just know it!! ;)

jen said...

You're going to be just fine, I know it. I think a lot of us are realizing we need to start making some changes -- we've had time to blow the new year's plans and now it's time to figure out how to live in reality.

Laura N said...

You can do it. I prefer Groundhog's Day resolutions, myself. You've got plenty of time to set those. :)

Lora said...

I'm glad you're back...I've missed your wit!

What is it about Big Macs that begets celebrating...I'm in the same boat with you there.

Her's to an awesome new year and new life!

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